Press Release of the President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik
“In NATO’s latest annual report, in addition to realistically highlighting the NATO alliance’s cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina within the framework of the Reform Programme, positions are still presented that reflect views contrary to the Reform Programme. The authors of the report, whose signatory is the Secretary General of the Alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, point out that Bosnia and Herzegovina is “the only country participating in the Action Plan for Membership (MAP) in NATO” and that “Bosnia and Herzegovina aspires to join the Alliance”.
By stating such positions, which represent the unilateral view of the Alliance and express the aspirations of political Sarajevo and the Federation, they ignore the historical facts of the bombing of the Serb people and their placement on one side in the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, and against the Serbs, they show that the Alliance continues with its one-sided policy and presents them with appropriate evaluations and uses terms that do not clearly define their position.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is not in the Action Plan for Membership because it has never submitted any Annual National Programme (ANP), but has submitted a Reform Programme that does not prejudge membership in the Alliance, but only cooperation, and there is no unified political aspiration in Bosnia and Herzegovina towards joining the Alliance.
It is extremely tendentious and ill-intentioned to ignore the views of the Republic of Srpska, without whose consent there is no membership in the Alliance, as well as disrespecting the Republic of Srpska’s position on neutrality in conflicts of any kind.
This behavior of the Alliance can lead to a review of the participation of the Republic of Srpska in the reform processes defined by the Reform Programme and its withdrawal”, said the President of the Republic of Srpska Milorad Dodik.